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16:05 Chester

Sporting Index Handicap (Class 3)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 63y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places (Watered))
  • Surface: Turf
  • £16,000 added
  • Winner: £9,960
  • 2nd: £2,982
  • 3rd: £1,491
  • 4th: £746
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 35.05s
  • Off Time: 16:06:58
  • 8 Ran
1(6)
  • Form: 541-1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 90
  • Trainer: J H M Gosden
  • Jockey: L Dettori

tracked leader, pushed along over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed close home

2(8)
  • Form: 23221-3
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • Official Rating: 84
  • Trainer: R Hannon
  • Jockey: R L Moore

in rear, never a factor

3(5)
11/2
  • Form: 2-1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • Official Rating: 84
  • Trainer: S Crisford
  • Jockey: Jim Crowley

raced wide close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace

4(4)
12/1
  • Form: 736-1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Official Rating: 83
  • Trainer: A J Honeyball
  • Jockey: J F Egan

led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra

5(7)
  • Form: 19-3211
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-9
  • Official Rating: 78
  • Trainer: E A L Dunlop
  • Jockey: S De Sousa

held up, pushed along 4f out, weakened 2f out

6(1)
15/2
  • Form: 213
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-8
  • Official Rating: 77
  • Trainer: R M Beckett
  • Jockey: P Hanagan

tracked leader, pushed along 2f out, switched right inside final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead close home

7(3)
25/1
  • Form: 7342-12
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-8
  • Official Rating: 77
  • Trainer: M Johnston
  • Jockey: P J McDonald

towards rear, reminders halfway, weakened 2f out

8(2)
  • Form: 55-51
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-6
  • Official Rating: 69
  • Trainer: Tom Dascombe
  • Jockey: F Norton

took keen hold close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

STRADIVARIUS has a hike in the weights to overcome but John Gosden’s colt made a winning handicap debut at Beverley when scoring by six lengths and this extra distance should suit. Global Revival won a lower grade contest on the same card at Beverley when beating The Blues Master while Teodoro is penalised for last week’s success at Redcar and steps up in trip. Ryan Moore partners Whip Nae Nae, who has come up short in handicaps so far while the less exposed Here And Now could only manage third at Kempton on his handicap bow. Al Zaman and Jukebox Jive are maiden winners on the all-weather with further progress expected from the former given a couple of Group 2 entries later in the year.

Formwatch

Stradivarius (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Held up in 5th, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden and headway to lead 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on, comfortably, won at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Apr beating Election Day (9-7) by 6l, 6 ran.

Whip Nae Nae (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, not clear run from over 1f out until inside final furlong, ran on closing stages, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Eldritch (9-6) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Apr.

Al Zaman (IRE) 1-2fav (8-7) Led, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Orsino (8-7) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.

Jukebox Jive (FR) 14-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, soon clear, readily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Pealer (8-7) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.

Global Revival (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, hard driven to challenge over 2f out, stayed on strongly to lead well inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Beverley 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in Apr beating The Blues Master (9-8) by 3/4l, 5 ran.

Here And Now 7-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, outpaced when pace quickened 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Monarchs Glen (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (3) pol in Apr.

The Blues Master (IRE) 15-8fav (9-8) Slowly away, driven forward to lead after 1f, hard ridden when strongly challenged over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Global Revival (9-7) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in Apr.

Teodoro (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up, headway on inside 3f out, switched right over 1f out, closed on front pair inside final furlong, led last stride, won at Redcar 1m 1f hcp (5) gf in May beating Cliff Bay (8-11) by dht, 9 ran.